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Tunisia hosts new round of Libyan political talks

Thursday, September 8, 2016 Comments Off

Under the patronage of the United Nations, members of the Libyan political dialogue held a consultative meeting in Tunisia on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the latest developments in Libya, including the implementation of the Libyan political agreement signed in Assakhriat, Morocco. A statement issued by the UN mission in Libya, headed by Martin Kobler, […]

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Libya military to dismantle bombs and mines left by IS in Sirte

Thursday, September 8, 2016 Comments Off

Libyan forces are assisting a group of military engineers to dismantle bombs and mines left behind by ISIS fighters in recently liberated areas of Sirte. The engineers gathered old 155mm ammunition, which were heavily used by ISIS, attached to random household objects such as window fastenings and door handles. Small missiles, detonation devices, shells and […]

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Messahel holds talks in Cairo with Tunisian, Sudanese and Libyan FMs

Thursday, September 8, 2016 Comments Off

Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel held discussions, Thursday in Cairo, with the Tunisian and Sudanese Foreign ministers and Libyan Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, as well as the Arab League’s Secretary General, said the Foreign Ministry in a statement. The discussions, held on the sidelines of the meeting of […]

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Tunisia calls for ban on radical Islamist party

Thursday, September 8, 2016 Comments Off

Tunisia’s government has asked a military court to outlaw the radical Islamist Hizb ut-Tahrir movement, which has been regularly accused of “undermining public order” since its legalisation in 2012, an official said Wednesday. “A request to ban was submitted recently. We are awaiting the decision of the military investigative judge,” the official, who spoke on […]

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French Defense Minister warns IS could spread from Libya to Egypt and Tunisia

Monday, September 5, 2016 Comments Off

The French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned Monday that it is quite likely that IS radical groups remaining in Libya would flee to Egypt or Tunisia after being pushed and defeated in their Libyan stronghold of Sirte, “We should begin to look seriously at the question of the spread of the terrorists once Sirte […]

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Tunisia: 3 dead in operation against extremists near Algerian border

Thursday, September 1, 2016 Comments Off

unisian authorities say three people have been killed in a clash near the Algerian border between security forces and extremists suspected of plotting an attack. A 16-year-old civilian boy was killed by the extremists, and two suspected jihadis were killed by police and army forces in the “preventive” operation in the Kasserine region, according to […]

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Libya government forces make final push in Sirte

Monday, August 29, 2016 Comments Off

Libya’s pro-government forces on Monday cornered Daesh group extremists in their last holdouts in the coastal city of Sirte, after heavy fighting that left dozens of dead and wounded. The battle for Daesh’s North African stronghold was launched more than three months ago by forces loyal to the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA). Loyalist […]

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Tunisian forces raid militants camp in Kef

Thursday, August 25, 2016 Comments Off

Spokesman for Tunisia’s National Defence Ministry, Colonel-Major Belhassen Oueslati announced that a camp of militants had been discovered on the heights of Kef. Tunisia forces discovered the camp during combing operations on the heights of Kef, Ouergha and Touiref, he pointed out.

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Algeria: army kills terrorist in north of the country

Thursday, August 25, 2016 Comments Off

The Algerian army killed a “terrorist” and seized his weapon in northern Algeria, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. The militant was killed in an ambush set up by anti-terrorist units in Guedjati city in Batna province, 550 km southeast of capital Algiers, the ministry said in a statement.

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Algeria, Nigeria discuss security cooperation

Thursday, August 25, 2016 Comments Off

Algerian Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and the Arab League Abdelkader Messahel said Sunday his country and neighbouring Niger share identical views regarding the fights against terrorism and illegal immigration. “These issues that have been the subject of broad exchange of views and, as usual, our views are totally consistent,” Messahel said.

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Libyan tribes sign deal to halt fighting in eastern Libya

Monday, August 22, 2016 Comments Off

Libyan tribal leaders have signed a reconciliation deal in Tunisia with a view to halting fighting in eastern Libya and the city of Benghazi. Speaking to reporters early Saturday, Mohamed al-Moghrabi, a representative of tribes in the northwestern city of Misurata, underlined keenness on maintaining Libya’s territorial integrity. “We reject all forms of military coups,” […]

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Libya: Govt forces report gains against Islamic State in Sirte

Monday, August 22, 2016 Comments Off

Libyan government forces have reported major gains against Islamic State militants in the coastal city of Sirte. Our forces “have managed to control the internal security headquarters” in the city, Mohamed al-Ghosri, a spokesman for the government’s ongoing anti-IS campaign, told Anadolu Agency on Sunday. He said government forces have also advanced into neighborhood Number […]

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Algeria condemns Turkey attack, calls for cooperation against terrorism

Monday, August 22, 2016 Comments Off

Algeria on Sunday condemned the attack that targeted a wedding ceremony in Turkey, while urging the international community for wider cooperation in the fight against terrorism. The Algerian Foreign Ministry described the terrorist attack that hit Turkey on Saturday night as a “perfidious act.”

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IS launches wave of suicide attacks on Libya forces

Thursday, August 18, 2016 Comments Off

Islamic State group jihadists in Libya have carried out nine suicide bombings in one day in a failed bid to hold a central district of Sirte, pro-government forces said on Wednesday. The attacks on Tuesday in the coastal city left nine pro-government fighters dead and 82 wounded, said Reda Issa, a spokesperson for forces allied […]

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Libya: pro-govt forces retake central area of Sirte

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Comments Off

Libyan pro-government forces said they seized control Aug. 16 of another central district of Sirte as they tried to flush out the last Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters in the coastal city. Dozens of U.S. air strikes this month have helped to weaken ISIL’s hold on Sirte, which the jihadists seized […]

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Libya pro-government forces seize ISIS headquarters in Sirte

Friday, August 12, 2016 Comments Off

Pro-government forces said they captured the Islamic State group’s headquarters in their main Libyan stronghold of Sirte on Wednesday, scoring a major victory in a push to oust the jihadists from the city. ISIS fighters remained in several parts of the city, officials said, but seizing control of their headquarters has been the key goal […]

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Egypt FM meets vice-president of Libyan presidential council

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Comments Off

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met on Tuesday the vice president of the Libyan presidential council Ahmed Maetig in Cairo where they discussed the latest developments in Libya, the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement.

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Foreign troops in Libya’s Sirte to fight Daesh

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Comments Off

Foreign Special Forces units have been deployed on the ground in Libya’s northern city of Sirte to aid Libyan government forces fighting the Daesh terrorist group, a Libyan military source said Wednesday. “Last week, foreign special operations forces conducted an unprecedented operation [in Sirte] in coordination with government forces,” the source, who spoke on condition […]

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Algeria calls for int’l counter-terrorism efforts after Istanbul tragedy

Friday, July 1, 2016 Comments Off

Algeria on Wednesday strongly condemned the suicide attacks that targeted Istanbul’s Ataturk airport on Tuesday night, urging the international community to further combine global counter-terrorism efforts. “We strongly condemn the triple terrorist attacks which hit Istanbul’s Ataturk airport and we offer condolences to the victims’ families,” APS news agency quoted Abdelaziz Benali Cherif, spokesman for […]

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Algerian army detachment clashes with terrorist in Jijel

Friday, July 1, 2016 Comments Off

A detachment of the Algerian People’s National Army has clashed, on Thursday afternoon, with the terrorist G. Mohamed Said in the locality of Bouhalouane (Jijel, 359-km east of Algiers), said the Ministry of National Defence in a communiqué.

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Kerry Says US, Italy keep close cooperation on Libya

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Comments Off

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said his country was paying special attention to what’s happening in Libya, and closely monitoring events there. Kerry said following a meeting with his Italian Counterpart Paolo Gentelone in Rome there was close cooperation between the US and Italy on Libya adding that the Rome meeting has focused […]

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Libyan forces suffer heavy losses in battle for Sirte

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Comments Off

At least 34 Libyan pro-government forces have been killed and 100 wounded in clashes with ISIL militants as they prepared for a final assault on the extremist stronghold of Sirte. It was one of bloodiest days since forces loyal to the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) launched an offensive in May to retake Sirte […]

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Algeria, Mali discuss security cooperation

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Comments Off

Algeria and Mali have expressed willingness to “intensify” their cooperation in the fight against insecurity, terrorism and the organized cross-border crime, notably as part of the Nouakchott Process, said Tuesday a communiqué following the 11th session of the Algerian-Malian Bilateral Strategic Committee on Northern Mali. The communiqué signed following the Committee proceedings, co-chaired by Minister […]

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Peace Agreement implementation: Mali has its chance on path to normality

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Comments Off

The first year of the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali has showed that Mali has its chance to return on path to normality, said Tuesday in Bamako Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra. In his opening address at the 11th session of the Algerian-Malian Strategic […]

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Algeria calls on resuming Geneva talks for Syria

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Comments Off

lgeria’s Representative to the United Nations Sabri Boukadoum has called, in New York, for the resumption of Geneva negotiations on Syria in order to find a political solution agreed on by Syrians, in a spirit of dialogue and reconciliation. “We call for the resumption of Geneva negotiation rounds, which would help relieve the suffering, stop […]

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Tunisia extends state of emergency for one-month

Monday, June 20, 2016 Comments Off

The Tunisian president’s office on Monday announced a one-month extension of a state of emergency across the entire country beginning on June 21. The state of emergency was proclaimed by President Beji Caid Essebsi after a terrorist attack on a bus carrying presidential guards in central Tunis on November 24, 2015 and has been extended […]

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NATO chief meets Libyan official, discuss country’s security situation

Monday, June 20, 2016 Comments Off

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg held a meeting with Mohamed Taha Siala on Friday during which they discussed the political and security situation in Libya. According to a NATO’s web site on 17 June 2016, the meeting comes as part of the ongoing discussions on how NATO can help Libya improve its defense and security institutions. […]

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Algerian troops kill 73 militants in 5-month-long operations

Monday, June 20, 2016 Comments Off

Algerian army has killed as many as 73 armed militants in different operations across the country in the past five months, the Algerian Defense Ministry said on Saturday. In its June issue, the Algerian Army’s “El Djeich” monthly magazine specified that counter-terrorism operations that have been launched between January and May 2016, led to the […]

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EU welcomes Algeria’s role in peace process in Mali

Monday, June 20, 2016 Comments Off

The European Union (EU) on Monday hailed the “crucial” role played by Algeria as leader of the international mediation team for the conclusion of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord in Mali and its effective implementation. “The EU hailed the “crucial” role played by Algeria in the peace process in Mali,” said the foreign ministers of […]

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UNSC authorizes EU’s Operation Sophia to enforce arms embargo on Libya

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Comments Off

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing the European Union’s naval force “Operation Sophia” to enforce arms embargo on Libya. The French-led Council adopted this evening resolution 2292 condemning the flows of arms and related materiel transferred to or from Libya in violation of the arms embargo, including to the so-called Islamic State […]

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UN calls for Libya’s feuding forces to unite against ISIS

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Comments Off

The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution on Monday calling for Libya’s feuding militias and security forces to unite and strengthen national security forces to defend the country from “terrorism.” The resolution encouraged the recently formed national unity government to finalise interim security arrangements to stabilise the country “as a critical step towards tackling […]

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Libya PM calls for unity behind ISIS offensive

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Comments Off

The head of Libya’s unity government on Tuesday urged Libyans to rally behind forces battling to retake the city of Sirte from the Islamic State group. Prime minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj said advances by pro-government fighters in the jihadist group’s North African stronghold should be a model for “a national initiative to fight

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Algeria, US discuss counter-terrorism solutions for Sahel region

Monday, June 13, 2016 Comments Off

The Algerian capital on Sunday held the 3rd Algeria-U.S. meeting on security, as instability hitting the Sahel region, including Libya and Mali, was in the agenda of the discussions. The meeting was co-chaired by Algerian Minister for Maghreb Affairs, the African Union and the Arab League, Abdelkader Messahel, and the Coordinator for Counter-terrorism at the […]

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EU urges UNSC to enforce Libya arms embargo

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Comments Off

The European Union (EU) on Monday asked the UN Security Council to authorize EU’s naval forces in the Mediterranean to enforce the UN arms embargo on Libya. Federica Mogherini, high representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy, asked the 15-nation council to adopt a resolution on authorizing Operation Sophia, the EU mission […]

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Libya violence escalates with hundreds killed in recent attacks

Friday, June 3, 2016 Comments Off

Two of Libya’s unity government soldiers were killed and 12 others were injured on Thursday in a suicide attack by ISIS near the city of Sirte, media office of the presidential guards said. The attack took place as the soldiers were advancing into Sirte with heavy artillery and air force, the media office confirmed. The […]

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